To be honest, after creating this page, I did not want to change anything else, however, the barrage of questions asked me via Twitter convinced me that the topic should be revealed more deeply.

I will try to write clearly and to the point.

So, the trading platform AliExpress belongs to the public company Alibaba Group.
As a source of statistics, I will give the service according to the rating ALEXA.comAliExpress trading floor ranks thirty-fifth.

While, the trading floor takes the twelfth place, i.e. at first glance, it can be argued that more popular than AliExpress, however, it is only at first glance, and at the very end, I will write why rating should not be trusted completely.

Alibaba Group owns the world's largest Internet market In this market you can find anything, but this market is exclusively in Chinese, and in order to try to buy something, you really have to make an effort. I can say that I regularly managed to use TaoBao, and it was with TaoBao that my acquaintance with online trading began back in 2010.

Turn to the rating, and, oops! - trading platform ranked eighth in the rankings!
However, if you do not know Chinese, you will not be able to buy on ,and as far as I know, Alibaba Group is not going to (I even heard that it does not want to) translate the interface any language other than Chinese.
So, - this is a platform for internal trade primarily between the sellers themselves, and small businesses and individual shops are represented on this site.

A showcase for is the trading platform (store)
And this store, unfortunately, exists exclusively in Chinese, and although this store has the status of an international store, not knowing Chinese, there is nothing to do. What a pity!  In the store selected products are presented high premium quality. And although, the prices of goods in slightly higher than the price in however, these prices are the real prices of the real value of the goods.
Let's look in the ranking, and oops - occupies the fourth line of the rating!

And finally, in 2010, decided to face the world and Alibaba Group opens an AliExpress store. The price range of goods on AliExpress is very wide, and you can buy something really inexpensive. But nevertheless, common sense has not been canceled. A good pair of sneakers can't cost less than twenty-thirty dollars. AliExpress is an international market where you can even ask the seller for a discount, but do not look for ultra-low prices-otherwise, you will get exactly what you paid for.

Now about how the rating is formed You will be prompted to install a browser extension, and information about which pages you visit will be sent to the service. In other words, ranking is based on a certain number of voluntary users who know about it at all. Who are these users, what country, on what continent, how many of them in General? I'm sure the rating to some extent, it reflects the objective reality of the people who use it, but to talk about the global significance of this rating, at least - is ridiculous.
For example, I'm not going to install anything, and I'm sure that you will not install anything either.

Overall results.

The fact that AliExpress is on the thirty-fifth place, says only that the people who fill the service their statistics Internet surfing, - poorly know about existence of AliExpress, but ironically, well know about existence Of, but  who are these people? 
Most likely, people who know about -  chinese-speaking people. But this is not the whole planet Earth. 
In General, overcome your laziness, and immerse yourself in the world of AliExpress, I'm sure you will get a lot of positive emotions from really good shopping.

Last tips.

You can make purchases using a desktop web browser, but you can also make the same purchases from The AliExpress app. At the same time, the prices in the application are slightly lower than in the desktop version of the site. 
You can do just like me: search for products in the desktop version of The AliExpress site, put the selected products in the shopping cart of the buyer, then go to the app, and pay through the app.
In order to receive the goods, you must correctly fill in the address of the post office in which you will pick up your parcel or in order that the post office would know where to deliver the parcel. This information is easiest to fill through the application for your mobile device. 

You can find an application suitable for any of your mobile devices here.

Next, you can read information about how this site works, but it is not necessary. I suggest you explore this site yourself.
And most finally, since I am quite an experienced commodity expert and have the status of an AliExpress partner, then I have access to information (about promotions and goods) that is not available to an ordinary buyer, and therefore, I advise you to follow this information.

General information about the site:
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The first thing I want to report - this site is based on the news feed from my Twitter account. I have long thought about how to indulge as many users as possible, and came to the conclusion that, I can't do it the easy way.

If you are a devoted fan of Facebook, then most likely, I will not be able to force you to use Twitter. And if you don't like Instagram, then maybe you like Pinterest. In any case, as you have already noticed, you will not be able to view the feed of the social network in which you do not have an account.

For my part, I want to say that I do not force you to start unnecessary accounts for you to view the feed of goods. For this, I created a website. On this site, broadcast feed products from Twitter, and in order to view this feed , you do not need an account from Twitter! But since this site is not quite standard, then below I will explain how to use it.

Site management:
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You can scroll the site with your finger or mouse wheel.
In the lower right corner of the site, there are quick scroll buttons "up" and "down".

By pressing the "down" button you will go directly to the end feed of goods.
To download a new feed of goods, click the oblong button "Load more Tweets".

During the existence of my (other) Twitter account, about 50,000 tweets have been made. Since, the Twitter feed is endless, I'm sure you not would like to upload all those 50,000 tweets at once =)
Doing so over and over again, you can view the site feed.

The behavior of the site:
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Clicking on the picture will lead to the fact that you go to Twitter - this is a feature of the implementation of my site. If you do not have a Twitter account, you will be prompted to create a new account. But fortunately, now to view Twitter in the browser, there is no need to create a new account. I leave it to you to decide.

As you can see, I am constantly improving the design of the site, and if you are interested in the product, you can click the link that a few days ago looked like this:

Now, the link to a specific goods separate and somewhat different:
In any case, if you  precisely click on the link, you will go directly to the product page on the web resource AliExpress. And about how to proceed, read the help section below.

"I clicked on the link, what should I do next?"
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Web resource AliExpress arranged much more convenient horrible and terrible Ebay. You will not be difficult to understand it. In addition, for the web resource, mobile applications have already been created, the price of the goods in which is lower than on the website. And if you have already installed these applications, and my site you are viewing from a mobile device, then click on the link on the site, You will go straight to your application.

So, click on the link and go to download the app for your mobile device:
Web site(not for mobile devices):

Android app:

iPAD app:

IOS app:

"Why should you buy on AliExpress and not, for example, on Etsy?"
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A typical example is the "angel's wings brooch":


I placed this brooch on PINTEREST not so long ago, and decided to look for a similar brooch on pinterest:


I found and going to the attached site, I saw:

I'm not against the development of small business, but I'm against brazen robbery, at least it's an insult. I don't like it when a simple customer is considered an idiot.

"I was left to few your questions to answer."
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If you do not have an account from Pinterest, but you want to know how it might look like, then look at one of my boards.

I am an authorized partner of Aliexpress and regularly purchased on this resource since 2012 and still never, I had no problems with the return of money in cases where the goods did not suit me - anyway.

I am in no way interfering with your seller commercial and contractual relationships. And that way, I don't cash in on the buyer.

Aliexpress itself encourages my activities, paying me 5 percent of the value of the goods purchased from the collection that I publish. I will not say that it brings a serious income, but I, among other things, it's just interesting.

This site and others, I develop independently, as, in the past, I am a database developer, and such activities, I'm still interested.

And once again I will emphasize "You do not have to have accounts from social networks in which you for your own reasons - do not want to be."
This site, I developed specifically for you, that you to be able to maintain your own anonymity from the total surveillance from social networks, but still be able to spy on social spy from the outside. =)

If you have any questions, you can find me here [email protected]